Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

More Baccus Light Cavalry

Keeping with the Persians for a bit longer I also painted up a couple of units of javelin armed light cavalry. These would usually be pitted against other light cavalry such as the bow armed ones from Monday. They can also keep moving forward peppering the enemy and then retreating out of harms way whilst the two armies come to grips.

I am assuming Lee won't have much in the way of cavalry in his Roman army so I expect these and the Saka to be a bit of a pain if I use them with my Macedonian based army.

With only a few figures a base, the basing takes on an even more important role. Here the mostly sparse style I am using really stands out. Much more than on the figure laden phalanx blocks.

Again Baccus have provided wonderful looking figures that needed little clean up work. Just twelve figures to the two units, this will be it for them for the time being. I will probably need more once I start to fill out the army but that will be some time yet, still plenty to go at from the army pack I bought a few weeks back.

15 comments:

  1. At a glance, the basing provides info on the type of unit it is. Very important with 6mm armies.

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    1. That is a good point especially when you have a lot of different troop types

      Ian

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  2. Lovely work, and that basing is jolly indicative, as Jonathan says.

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  3. Lovely, lovely work Ian, the flashes of colour are superb.

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    1. Thanks Michael, looking forward to getting them on the table against my Lee who also has the Romans

      Ian

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    1. Cheers, hope they fight well

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Happy, I did enjoy right to the end of the challenge

      Ian

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